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The car is a 99 cavalier, has like a 60-70 amp alternator i think. I'm looking to run two alpine type R 12's on about 1200-1600rms total. I know the stock electric cant handle that so what do you guys think i should do to run that much power?


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Headunit- Sony CDX-GT550UI

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Rear deck- Kicker 6x9`s

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99 Chevy Cavalier

Headunit- Sony CDX-GS500R Fronts- Kicker 2 way 4x6's Rear's- Kicker 3-way 6x9's Amp- Hifonics GLX1000.0D Subwoofer- 2 infinity 1260w subs in a custom build sealed box at 1.25cuft each.

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start by getting a larger alternator, then do the big 3 and make sure your battery is in good condition, floating around 12.6-12.8VDC.


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start by getting a larger alternator, then do the big 3 and make sure your battery is in good condition, floating around 12.6-12.8VDC.

 

He just put it all into one post for ya'.


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Careful, by those definitions Spider Monkey is a contributing member, I don't think he even knows what a subwoofer is.

 

Thanks quackhead. Your the only person who agrees with me. Jesus Christ I have like 40 post and I've been called a ******* like 37 times

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Make sure you get a respected alt brand as well. Getting cheap Ebay knockoffs will end badly for you

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I would do everything they said and strongly consider getting a dedicated battery just for the system.


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What amp is also important. Your 1600 watt amp may only do 500


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^what everyone up there said....


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The cavalier has a 105 amp alternator so its a lil bigger than what i thought. But where do you guys reccomend buying a alternator from? That wont break the bank. And im a fan of hifonics amps. Ive had good results with them and there pretty cheap.


99 Ford Mustang

Headunit- Sony CDX-GT550UI

Fronts- ?

Rear deck- Kicker 6x9`s

Amp- Deciding..

Subwoofer- Deciding..

99 Chevy Cavalier

Headunit- Sony CDX-GS500R Fronts- Kicker 2 way 4x6's Rear's- Kicker 3-way 6x9's Amp- Hifonics GLX1000.0D Subwoofer- 2 infinity 1260w subs in a custom build sealed box at 1.25cuft each.

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The cavalier has a 105 amp alternator so its a lil bigger than what i thought. But where do you guys reccomend buying a alternator from? That wont break the bank. And im a fan of hifonics amps. Ive had good results with them and there pretty cheap.

 

Just a little tip if you cant afford an extra battery or ho alt at least do big 3 and get a capacitor

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Im not looking to spend 600 on a alternator for a crapalier when i only want to run like 1200 rms lol. Heck ill put a bigger system in my mustang they can handle some high power with just a extra battery and big 3. And rate now i have a hifonics glx1000.1d amp running around 750rms im the stang. So id probably just put that in the cavalier for the winter. I was just wonder if i could run that much power in that kinda car. Ill probably just play it safe and run 750 rms or less in that car for my daily driver.


99 Ford Mustang

Headunit- Sony CDX-GT550UI

Fronts- ?

Rear deck- Kicker 6x9`s

Amp- Deciding..

Subwoofer- Deciding..

99 Chevy Cavalier

Headunit- Sony CDX-GS500R Fronts- Kicker 2 way 4x6's Rear's- Kicker 3-way 6x9's Amp- Hifonics GLX1000.0D Subwoofer- 2 infinity 1260w subs in a custom build sealed box at 1.25cuft each.

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big difference between 105A and 60A.

 

in that case, start with a good battery and the big 3. see what happens. monitor voltage with a meter visible while driving (i.e. dash). cig lighter meters are fine for this. if you drop below 12.5 and stay there, turn it down until the voltage comes back up. if you get tired of that process, buy a new alt and budget $300-$400. gotta pay to play.

 

otherwise you'll just keep killing batteries and spend more on batteries than an alt.


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So you're saying its possible. I plan on upgrading the battery regardless of how much power im running. So ill save up and do the big three as well. I barely even turn my system up in the mustang. lol so not like o plan on blasting it full power all day everyday. Is it cheaper to just buy straight 1/0 gauge wiring than a big three kit?


99 Ford Mustang

Headunit- Sony CDX-GT550UI

Fronts- ?

Rear deck- Kicker 6x9`s

Amp- Deciding..

Subwoofer- Deciding..

99 Chevy Cavalier

Headunit- Sony CDX-GS500R Fronts- Kicker 2 way 4x6's Rear's- Kicker 3-way 6x9's Amp- Hifonics GLX1000.0D Subwoofer- 2 infinity 1260w subs in a custom build sealed box at 1.25cuft each.

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Just a little tip if you cant afford an extra battery or ho alt at least do big 3 and get a capacitor

 

Do us a favor and never listen to this person ^^^^. Do not ever buy a capacitor, they are useless unless you have a few supercaps but I wouldn't even think about that..

 

With a 105a alt, you may get away with running 1500w on it. Do the big 3 in 1/0 (or 2/0) oxygen free copper OFC. I would put a decent AGM up front and a nice G31 in back.

 

The AGM Duracell batts at Sam's Club are rebadged Dekas made by eastpenn, much cheaper than Deka also.


Sold To: Epic0318, Alpine-Accord Bought From: JL Audio, SPLAudio, JS UltimateSounds, ShoelessJake

 

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I want to trade my amp but it is currently mounted to my trunk, how do I go about posting a picture with the date etc with it mounted? I can barely get to it

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Do us a favor and never listen to this person ^^^^. Do not ever buy a capacitor, they are useless unless you have a few supercaps but I wouldn't even think about that..

 

With a 105a alt, you may get away with running 1500w on it. Do the big 3 in 1/0 (or 2/0) oxygen free copper OFC. I would put a decent AGM up front and a nice G31 in back.

 

The AGM Duracell batts at Sam's Club are rebadged Dekas made by eastpenn, much cheaper than Deka also.

 

You dont have to say that like I'm a dumb ***. I know a lot about car audio now days. I've never used a capacitor so I dont know jack about them. I've just heard they help cut down on the draw from battery

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You dont have to say that like I'm a dumb ***. I know a lot about car audio now days. I've never used a capacitor so I dont know jack about them. I've just heard they help cut down on the draw from battery

 

Well then you don't know a lot about car audio, why regurgitate false info?


Sold To: Epic0318, Alpine-Accord Bought From: JL Audio, SPLAudio, JS UltimateSounds, ShoelessJake

 

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I want to trade my amp but it is currently mounted to my trunk, how do I go about posting a picture with the date etc with it mounted? I can barely get to it

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Well then you don't know a lot about car audio, why regurgitate false info?

 

Just because I don't know anything about a capacitor dont mean I dont know a lot about car audio dip **** I've had a 300 amp alt on my car every since I got a system so I've never even concidered getting one jacka$$

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Sold To: Epic0318, Alpine-Accord Bought From: JL Audio, SPLAudio, JS UltimateSounds, ShoelessJake

 

This guys a winner...

I want to trade my amp but it is currently mounted to my trunk, how do I go about posting a picture with the date etc with it mounted? I can barely get to it

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I wouldn't waste money on a capacitor anyways so no worries. I just bought the car and had to replace the brake line and still gotta do the rotors on the front so probably going to be a build in progress kinda thing when i have money. I just bought a sony gs500r headunit and kicker 4x6's for doors and 6x9's for back. So ill have time to research and figure out what i want to do.


99 Ford Mustang

Headunit- Sony CDX-GT550UI

Fronts- ?

Rear deck- Kicker 6x9`s

Amp- Deciding..

Subwoofer- Deciding..

99 Chevy Cavalier

Headunit- Sony CDX-GS500R Fronts- Kicker 2 way 4x6's Rear's- Kicker 3-way 6x9's Amp- Hifonics GLX1000.0D Subwoofer- 2 infinity 1260w subs in a custom build sealed box at 1.25cuft each.

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I wouldn't waste money on a capacitor anyways so no worries. I just bought the car and had to replace the brake line and still gotta do the rotors on the front so probably going to be a build in progress kinda thing when i have money. I just bought a sony gs500r headunit and kicker 4x6's for doors and 6x9's for back. So ill have time to research and figure out what i want to do.

 

If you can I highly recommend not getting that HU and try the clarion cz702. Better quality, 5v preouts, 3 way active capable, etc..

 

EDIT: I see the sony also has 5v, ignore my last comment unless you ever plan on going active.


Sold To: Epic0318, Alpine-Accord Bought From: JL Audio, SPLAudio, JS UltimateSounds, ShoelessJake

 

This guys a winner...

I want to trade my amp but it is currently mounted to my trunk, how do I go about posting a picture with the date etc with it mounted? I can barely get to it

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